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  1. Updates on Monday 21 August 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all for today - thank you for joining us.

    To keep up with what's happening overnight, head to BBC Tees, BBC Newcastle, Look North, and online.

    You can tweet your photos to @BBCNewsNE, email them, or contact us via our Facebook page.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.

    We'll leave you with this stunning photo of a sunrise taken by Liam Donkin at 06:00 yesterday on top of Hadrian's Wall near Housestead's looking east

    Hadrian's Wall sunrise
  2. Weather: Rain clearing, hill fog and mist

    Monday's rain will ease away to the north east during the first half of the night, leading to most places becoming dry by dawn.

    Despite this, it will remain a rather murky night, with further hill fog likely. Some low level mist and fog patches are also possible through valleys. It will also be be feeling humid.

    Minimum Temperature: 15C (59F).

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  3. Partial eclipse sighting possible

    There's a chance we may be able to see a partial solar eclipse this evening, although cloud is forecast later.

    Skywatchers in the United States are preparing for a total solar eclipse when the Moon is set to pass in front of the Sun, casting a deep shadow that will sweep over the nation from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east.

    In the UK we may be able to snatch a sight of the Moon's disc taking a bite out of the Sun just as it sets.

    If you are going to take a look remember to take care as looking at the Sun with the naked eye can be dangerous - here's how you watch and eclipse safely.

    Woman watching eclipse through glasses
  4. Illegal net use warning to anglers

    Anyone caught fishing with an illegal cast net in North East waters will be prosecuted, the Environment Agency has warned.

    It follows the seizure of a cast net from an angler using it to catch salmon on the River Wear at Durham.

    The agency has warned is illegal to use such nets to catch freshwater fish, eels, trout, migratory trout or salmon, and they are also illegal if used to catch migratory trout, salmon or freshwater eels up to six nautical miles from the coast line.

    Offenders face an unlimited fine and/or three months in custody if convicted by a magistrate.

    Seized cast net
    Quote Message: We take illegal fishing very seriously. Whether anglers use illegal equipment or fish without a license, it’s not fair on other anglers and endangers the future of the sport." from Kevin Summerson from the Environment Agency
    Kevin Summersonfrom the Environment Agency
  5. The landmarks that mean you're nearly home

    For many of us heading home to Tyneside or Northumberland, the Angel of the North is the sign we're nearly home.

    Dan Homarus said: "The Angel means so much to me... any time I drive back to the 'Toon' now, the sight of the angel brings back a decade of memories.

    BBC News has taken a trip around some of your favourite roadside landmarks that loom large above the landscape.

    Angle of the North
  6. Lottery scheme gets jobseekers in ship-shape condition

    BBC Newcastle

    A Heritage Lottery funded scheme in Northumberland is giving unemployed people the chance to learn a traditional British skill - shipbuilding.

    The project by Blyth Tall Ships has taken on more than 240 jobseekers in the past six years, training them in crafts that are dying out in the North East.

    The apprentices have been working on a 100-year-old boat expected to head to Antarctica in a few years' time.

  7. Families could be waiting years for action on towers

    The Journal

    Newspaper

    Tenants living in high rise tower blocks in the North East could be waiting months, or even years for local authorities to take safety precautions.

    Journal front page
  8. Your photos: Sunny scarecrows

    Check out these Minion scarecrows captured by one of our weather watchers in Stamfordham, Northumberland at the weekend.

    Have you got any photos you'd like to share with us? In that case you can tweet them to @BBCNewsNE, email them, or contact us via our Facebook page.

    Scarecrows
  9. Families of Manchester terror attack couple Liam and Chloe ensure their names will live on

    The Shields Gazette

    A trust set up to celebrate the lives of two teenagers who were robbed of the chance to reach their full potential aims to help others to achieve their dreams.

    Shields Gazette front page
  10. Section of polar research ship leaving the Tyne

    A section of the UK's new polar research ship will get an early taste of the sea this week.

    The rearmost portion of the Sir David Attenborough's stern is being moved from its production yard on the River Tyne to Birkenhead where the rest of the hull is being built.

    "Block 10", as it is known, will travel on a barge pulled by tugs.

    The 900-tonne mass of steel will take just under a week to complete the trip around the UK.

    Cammell Laird won the contract to construct the ship, which has been designed by Rolls-Royce. The schedule is tight and it chose to sub-contract Block 10 to A&P Tyne, at Hebburn on the south bank of the Tyne River.

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  11. Two Newcastle players in Scotland squad

    BBC Sport

    Gordon Strachan has named his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Malta.

    And here are the 27 men including Newcastle's Grant Hanley and Matt Ritchie.

    Scotland Squad
  12. Man kicked, punched and stabbed in street attack

    A man suffered a stab injury during a street assault in Thornaby, almost a week ago.

    The 45-year-old was set upon by two men on Lancaster Way at about 22:00 last Tuesday.

    He then sustained kicks and blows to his body and a stab wound to his abdomen.

    Both assailants are described as in their early 20s, about 5ft 10ins and wearing dark tracksuits.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police.

  13. Flying high in Whitley Bay

    Kites of all shapes and sizes were on display at Whitley Bay Kite Festival over the weekend.

    The two-day event saw displays by some of the UK’s best kite makers and display teams.

    Kites